Based in Richmond, Virginia USA, Glittermoon Vintage Christmas’ unique designs are made from ornaments and decorations of yesteryear. Having had a longtime love of old Christmas things, I admire the craftsmanship and creativity that went into making them. But, as a child of the 1950s, I especially love the wonderful memories these pieces evoke. One day, I saw a magazine article about how to make an ornament wreath so I made one for myself using mostly broken ornaments that I loved too much to throw away. It turned out so well I decided to start making them to sell as an adjunct to my other artwork.
I search high and low for the most unusual, beautiful, and truly special decorations. These wonderful pieces have been gently loved, often by several generations in the same family. I find it especially meaningful when someone points to an ornament and says, “My grandmother (or mother or aunt) had one of these!”
Every piece I make is unique; there will never be another one like it. This is not only because of the materials themselves (as in what I have in my inventory) but I would be bored to tears if I had to reproduce previous designs. I usually begin each wreath (or centerpiece) with something very special as a focal point. The mental stimulation of design is something I love; I let color, scale, and texture drive the composition. Generally, it takes parts of 3 days to make a wreath from start to finish.
My wreaths and topiaries have a national following and have been shipped all over the continental USA. I am a proud member of the Beekman 1802 artisan collective (Beekman1802.com, based in upstate NY) and an artisan at the Country Living (Magazine) Fairs. My work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, R Home Magazine, the Beekman 1802 Almanac, Holiday Décor Magazine, and Flea Market Décor Magazine. In 2021, I was once again featured in R-Home Magazine and also had an appearance on the Virginia this Morning program on WTVR-TV Richmond.
My wreaths have been displayed at Zezé Flowers and More & More Antiques, both in Manhattan, and at a handful of other fine shops on the East Coast. In 2015, one of my wreaths was auctioned at a charity benefit for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in NYC. Mariah Carey owns one of my wreaths – a pink one, naturally.
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